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    EMU earns “Silver” in STARS ranking of sustainability efforts by universities around the world

    March 11th, 2014

    Ask any student to locate the most tangible indicators of Eastern Mennonite’s commitment to sustainability and they might point towards the three LEED gold-certified residential halls, the massive solar array on the Hartzler Library, and the omnipresent green recycling bins. But now the university has both a new accolade and a comprehensive benchmark of the …More

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    Graduating as h.s. valedictorian at 16, Slashcheva ’11 racks up accomplishments on way to being public-service dentist

    January 20th, 2014

    Lyubov Slashcheva has an awfully long resume of accomplishments for a 21-year-old. Add to this her start in life—in a small mining town in a remote corner of the former Russian Empire. Slashcheva emigrated from Kazakhstan to the United States with her family at age 5. She started kindergarten in Harrisonburg, Va., with no knowledge …More

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    ‘Why EMU is a Christian university like no other’

    November 25th, 2013

    Senior Blake Rogers spoke the following words regarding his scholarly and personal transformation at a donor appreciation banquet on Oct. 11, 2013. He is a 2010 graduate of Turner Ashby High School and native of Hinton, Va. Tonight, I want to reinforce that EMU is truly a Christian University like no other. Three and a …More

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    Alum Myron Blosser awarded as top biology teacher in Virginia

    November 12th, 2013

    “Don’t know much about history . . . don’t know much biology . . .” The late Sam Cooke may not have made such a declaration in his song, “Wonderful World,” had Myron E. Blosser of Harrisonburg, Va., been his teacher. Blosser, who teaches biology at Eastern Mennonite High School (EMHS), has received national recognition …More

  • EMU alum, local doctor makes lifetime commitment to health

    September 26th, 2013

    Bergton local Dr. Linford Gehman graduated from high school in the early 1950s. Much like many recent high school graduates today, the then 18-year-old Gehman was unsure about what to study in college. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” he admits. Gehman decided to take a break before pursing a degree, and spent …More

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